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explorator 13.14                                    July 25, 2010
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
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For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,David Critchley,Diana Wright,
Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein, Joan Griffith, Rick Heli,
John Hall, Kris Curry, Kurt Theis,John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,
Joseph Lauer,Mike Ruggeri, George Somsel, Joos Postma,
Bob Heuman, Sophie Cabot,Rochelle Altman,Curtis B. Edmundson
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Feature on 'a little bit of Neanderthal in all of us' (video/news):

http://www.france24.com/en/20100723-2010-neanderthal-homo-sapiens-genome-cro-magnon-common-ancestors

Not really sure what is 'new' about this hypothesis for human evolution:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100720123639.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news198857237.html

Blaming early mammoth hunters for global warming (again):

http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1029did_mammoth_hunters_warm_the_world
http://www.adn.com/2010/07/24/1380065/did-mammoth-hunters-of-long-ago.html

I guess this one goes here ... from Israel comes the oldest 'steak knives':

http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/researchers-in-israel-find-worlds-first-steak-knives/19563689

Analyzing how ancient humans walked:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/footprint-fossils-analyzed-for-ancient-human-gait.html

More on humans in Britain some 800 000 years b.p.:

http://www.usyd.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=5291

More on the monkey/ape split:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20obmonkey.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 6000 b.p. statue from Jordan:

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=28517

Archaeologists have started exploring the depths of Lake Qarun:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100721/wl_africa_afp/egyptarchaeology_20100721164742
http://www.physorg.com/news198938142.html

An update (more or less) on the Seti tunnel excavation:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/1008/he2.htm


The Ottawa Citizen has a nice series on the dig at Tel Tayinat and recent
discoveries:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/mice+ancient/3306876/story.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Canadian+archeologists+discover+Testament+tablet/2775502/story.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Ancient+tablet+bears+scars+dark+history/3317323/story.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Unearthing+forgotten+kingdom/3290289/story.html

Feature on the Megiddo Expedition:

http://www.jpost.com/LocalIsrael/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=181536

Bronze Age burials from Tal Om al-Mara:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201007236645/Related-news-from-Syria/archaeological-tombs-dating-back-to-bronze-age-discovered-in-northern-syria.html

Feature on the Bronze Age (mostly) site of Tell Fadous-Kfarabida:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=117122#axzz0u5DeknEd

Interesting finds from Petra:

http://heritage-key.com/blogs/owenjarus/ancient-city-petra-tombs-reveal-61-burials-and-islamic-gold-medallion

A fifth century synagogue from Horvat Kur:

http://www.helsinki.fi/news/archive/7-2010/21-12-46-17.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100707080941.htm
A student digger's experience at Ashkelon:

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/libertyville/news/2511854,libertyville-israeldig-072210-s1.article

Digging has resumed at Soloi Pompeiopolis:

http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/2140

A fifth-century monastery find from Syria:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201007226640/Related-news-from-Syria/archaeologists-5th-century-monastery-unearthed-in-syria.html

Feature on the Crown of Aleppo:

http://www.jewishjournal.com/twelve_twelve/article/the_other_bible_the_crown_of_aleppo_20100721/

More on DSS parchment being made 'locally':

http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-4528.html
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/dead-sea-scrolls-protons.html
More on Carter/Tut online:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/jul/18/tutankhamun-website-howard-carter-tomb
Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Cleopatra's pearl story has a kernel of truth in it:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2010-07-23-cleopatra-pearl-cocktail_N.htm

A Scythian burial from Kazakhstan:

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/61549
http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-3610.html

A Bulgarian "Machu Picchu":

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=118366

A Roman villa from a Wales 'military zone':

http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/9239/

Elsewhere in Wales ... a Roman lime kiln:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-10714038

A Roman 'neighbourhood' from Lyons:

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/294997
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/07/24/romanneighbourhood-ruins-unearthed-infrance.html

Some ancient shipwrecks from off Zannone:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072500708.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66O0HF20100725?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt

A possible Diana sculpture from the former Romuliana:

http://english.blic.rs/In-Focus/6688/Archeologists-found-sculpture-of-Diana-Goddess-of-hunt

Evidence of Middle Bronze Age agriculture from Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/archaeological-window-ancient-farming/20100722

Feature on recent restorations on the Acropolis and plans to cash in on
Plato:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10751210

On the efforts to save Latin in Scotland:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Modern-drive-for-ancient-language.6438534.jp

Poking around in Pompeiian poop:

http://classics.uc.edu/~ellis/PompeiiPoop.pdf

What to do with a Classics degree:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/jul/24/classics-degree-graduate-careers

Can't remember if I mentioned this one ... something in an ancient
philosophy vein:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/lost-in-the-clouds/

They've fixed up the frescoes from the Villa Farnesina:

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/frescoes-shown-anew-at-ancient-roman-villa/

On tattoos and the 'Latin craze' (?):

http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-4667.html

What to serve at a Roman orgy:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/jul/19/gourmet-orgy-improbable-research

Assorted efforts to mark the anniversary of Marathon:

http://www.news24.com/World/News/German-plans-2-200km-run-Greece-20100721
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50230520100719

More on that Harpocrates from Silchester:

http://www.physorg.com/wire-news/41006529/reading-archaeologists-reveal-the-egyptian-god-of-secrecy.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jul/16/egyptian-god-relic-identified-silchester

More on Portus:

http://www.research-horizons.cam.ac.uk/features/portus-project--bringing-to-life-trajan-s-legacy.aspx
http://blip.tv/file/2644723
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/archaeology/resources/fieldwork_projects/portus.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090930194337.htm
http://heritage-key.com/blogs/bija-knowles/digital-reconstruction-roman-amphitheatre-discovered-portus
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/8310980.stm
Latest reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A phallic carving from Sweden is being made into something, er, bigger:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/21/stone-age-carving-ancient-dildo/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38343340/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Worlds-oldest-sex-toy-carved-out-of-bone-back-in-4000-BC/articleshow/6203072.cms
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/22/ancient-dildo-excavated-i_n_655766.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20011242-501465.html

The SHARP dig blog is up and running again:

http://ccgi.sedgeford.plus.com/blog/

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of another henge near Stonehenge:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=39419
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38360404/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=11223971
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/stonehenge-wooden-monument.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100722/wl_uk_afp/britainarchaeologyhistory_20100722120839
http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-5468.html
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/07/22/eu_britain_stonehenge/index.html?source=rss&aim=/news/feature
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/photogalleries/100723-stonehenge-woodhenge-twin-timber-circle-science-pictures/?now=2010-07-23-00:01
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100723-stonehenge-woodhenge-twin-timber-circle-gaffney-science/
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2010/0723/Stonehenge-timber-twin-revealed-in-shovel-less-dig
http://www.salon.com/technology/archaeology/?story=/news/feature/2010/07/22/eu_britain_stonehenge
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/jul/22/stonehenge-new-discovery
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jul/23/stonehenge-twin-site
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/22/stonehenge-discovery-wood_n_655451.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10718522
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10726307
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/davidgregory/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_britain_stonehenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10718522

... and they've 'virtually excavated' to find it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-10689609
http://www.tonic.com/article/archaeologists-find-stonehenge-timber-twin-without-digging/

I'm reasonably certain this remains-of-a-Neolithic-party-in Wiltshire story
was kicking around a few years ago:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/discovered-stone-age-mans-morning-after-the-night-before-2034322.html

... this seems to be more recent:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-10684042

Experimenting with moving menhirs:

http://www.physorg.com/news198988062.html
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/7629690/tourists-heave-menhirs-to-solve-ancient-mystery/

An update of sorts on the Pillar of Eliseg dig:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northeastwales/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8783000/8783331.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/northeastwales/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8849000/8849374.stm
A siliver ring from Birstall has been declared treasure:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Historic-treasure-found-in-West.6425693.jp

A 13th century (or thereabouts) child's bow from near Novgorod:

http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/10435/

Remains of Russian Revolution activities from St Petersburg:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/07/19/More-red-terror-remains-found-in-Russia/UPI-26891279556579/

More on that Neolithic 'doodle':

http://www.hindustantimes.com/rssfeed/europe/Caveman-s-4-500-year-old-doodle-on-rock-discovered/Article1-574123.aspx

More on that old champagne:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1295654/Now-thats-vintage-Divers-ancient-champagne-1780s-shipwreck-Baltic-Sea.html?ITO=1490
http://www.france24.com/en/20100719-2010-07-19-0710-wb-en-press-review-fran
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gUlBVlMg7u8npu_W8--vbfBuHrSQ
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/07/divers_find_200-year_old_champ.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128636885

Review of Juliet Nicolson, *The Great Silence*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/books/review/Seymour-t.html

Review of Ruth Harris, *Dreyfus*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/books/review/Damrosch-t.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Australia's earliest 'contact' petroglyphs:

http://www.physorg.com/news199101603.html

The salvaging of the Nan'ao-1 has resumed:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7073699.html

Evidence Chinese civilization is even older than previously thought:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7078611.html

Cultivated cucumbers and melons originated in Australia/Asia:

http://www.physorg.com/news198858228.html

Efforts to provide legal protection for Maori sites:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1007/S00252.htm

Plans to excavate 'India's Atlantis':

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indias-own-Atlantis-2000-yr-old-undersea-town-to-be-excavated/articleshow/6198568.cms
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Undersea-probe-to-seek-out-lost-port-city/articleshow/6198752.cms

Feature on the Indus Civilization:

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Mystery-Shrouds-Ancient-Civilization-in-Pakistan--98967839.html

Feature on Beijing's Gulou district:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/world/asia/21beijing.html
East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-heritage-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 'woodhenge' from Ohio:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100720-woodhenge-stonehenge-ohio-fort-ancient-science/
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/22/wooden-stonehenge-emerges-prehistoric-ohio/

Analyzing human remains from a Western Basin Late Woodland site:

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2010/07/25/testing-remains-provides-new-insights.html?sid=101

A project to 'unravel' the 'puzzle' of the Hohokam ceramic industry:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-07/smu-nrw072010.php
http://www.physorg.com/news198857381.html

Feature on Range Creek:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/49853955-76/fremont-canyon-creek-utah.html.csp
Some 2000 b.p. artifacts turn up during sewer construction in small town
Ontario:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/sewer-project-halted-by-aboriginal-history-find/article1649185/

An interesting find from a  Mississippian site in Illinois:

http://www.bnd.com/2010/07/19/1334631/figurine-found-at-new-bridge-excavation.html
http://www.bnd.com/2010/07/20/1335048/its-mind-blowing.html

The search is on again for Franklin's ships:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10705564

... while elsewhere in the Arctic, they've found some evidence of the Dorset
culture:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Ghostly+face+carving+unearthed+from+Arctic+site+extinct+Dorset+culture/3301282/story.html

A Spanish ship is being salvaged (?) off Sebastian (Florida):

http://www.myhometownnews.net/index.php?id=71225
http://southflorida.bizjournals.com/southflorida/stories/2010/07/19/daily16.html

A student's experience digging a Toltec site in Arkansas:

http://lonokedemocrat.com/articles/2010/07/15/lonoke_democrat/news/nws10.txt

Finds from Fort Vancouver:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jul/20/artifacts-found-at-site-of-former-home-at-fort-arc/

A member of the Donner Party had some Lincoln documents:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/20/california.lincoln.document/
http://www.nationalledger.com/ledgerdc/article_272633392.shtml

Searching for an image of Drayton Hall:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/arts/design/16antiques.html

Review of Jak Rakove, *Revolutionaries*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/books/review/Anderson-t.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/books/review/excerpt-revolutionaries.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A very interesting burial of a Mayan king in Guatemala (variety of spins):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100721-maya-tomb-human-fingers-king-guatemala-science/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/photogalleries/100721-maya-tomb-human-fingers-king-guatemala-science-pictures/?now=2010-07-21-00:01
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/19/bowls-human-fingers-teeth-mayan-tomb/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0719/Ancient-finger-bowls-found-in-Mayan-tomb-bowls-filled-with-fingers-that-is
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38310459/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/guatemalan-tomb-reveals-evidence-of-child-sacrifice-2031012.html
http://www.projo.com/news/content/MAYAN_TOMB_07-20-10_MKJ8MU1_v13.1915987.html
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/mayan-kings-tomb-found-in-guatemala.html
http://www.prensalibre.com/vida/ciencia/Imagenes-exclusivas-tumba-Diablo_5_299420056.html(photos)
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/07/maya-royal-tomb-discovered-filled-with-offerings/1

They've reconstructed the face of 'Las Palmas Woman' and have made
some interesting conclusions therefrom:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=39450
http://www.physorg.com/news199120922.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9188095
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=361036&CategoryId=13003
http://www.pjstar.com/features/x1953792260/Reconstructed-ancient-woman-suggests-diverse-migration
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38384521/ns/world_news-americas/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100724/ap_on_sc/lt_mexico_ancient_woman
http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4510&Itemid=329

cf (from a couple years ago):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/pf/65445213.html

Slideshow:
http://dti.inah.gob.mx/images/stories/Temas_para_ver/2010/mujerpalmas/mujerpalmas.swf

Remains of a prehispanic copper foundry (right word?) from Zacatecas:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39373
http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=39&Itemid=150

A Moche 'sacrifice hall' from Peru:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39445
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38369364/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/human-sacrifice-hall-found-3671392?ref=rss
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1895527/ancient_sacrificial_chamber_discovered_in_peru/index.html?source=r_science
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=11230774

Not sure if we've mentioned this Royal Sican tomb from Peru yet:

http://enperublog.com/2010/07/18/new-royal-sican-tomb-discovered-in-bosque-de-pomac/
http://elcomercio.pe/noticia/610191/mas-antiguo-que-senor-sican-conozca-al-personaje-descubierto-cerca-al-bosque-pomac(slideshow)
http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=o1+45K32mFg=
http://www.physorg.com/news198905349.html

A pre-Columbian burial ground from Costa Rica:

http://www.physorg.com/news198905435.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100720/sc_afp/costaricaarchaeologycemeterynative_20100720235810
http://www.france24.com/en/20100721-pre-columbian-burial-ground-unearthed-costa-rica

I think we've had this 'Maya pools' diving thing before:

http://www.physorg.com/news199023690.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100722102041.htm
http://www.news.illinois.edu/news/10/0721dive.html
http://www.rdmag.com/News/Feeds/2010/07/environment-extreme-archaeology-divers-plumb-the-mysteries-of/
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Possible earliest evidence of human-canine companionship:

http://news.discovery.com/animals/oldest-dog-fossil.html

Coverage of this years British Archaeological Awards:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-10690484
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history+%2526+heritage/archaeology/art80755

They're thawing out some old scotch from Antarctica:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39424

The future of reading:

http://www.physorg.com/news198955146.html

A dozen archaeologists relate their most memorable finds:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/07/22/opinion/20100722_Opinion_Archaeology.html

On Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'edginess' (and more):

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7163330.ece

An 1860 meteor(ite?) painting as APOD:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100722.html

Tracking the evolution of malaria:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20obmalaria.html

Weirdness at Rokeby:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/garden/22hudson.html

Tracing a disease along the Silk Road:

http://www.physorg.com/news198836759.html

Female imams from China:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128628514

The Villa Aurora is now open to the public:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/greathomesanddestinations/16iht-rerome.html

A history of the living room:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/who-lives-in-this-room

Restoring 'The Gross Clinic':

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/arts/design/19eakins.html

A hidden Ribalta has been restored:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39360

Assorted letters to TLS seem to be of interest:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7163861.ece

More on using computers to decipher ancient languages:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100719-science-technology-computers-lost-languages-translate-bible-hebrew/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1296214/Computer-program-translates-ancient-language.html?ITO=1490
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/07/20/lost-languages-resurrected-computers/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Novel-software-to-decode-worlds-lost-languages/articleshow/6193495.cms
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/ugaritic-barzilay-0630.html
http://www.physorg.com/news197125636.html
http://people.csail.mit.edu/bsnyder/papers/bsnyder_acl2010.pdf

More on Google's ancient texts project:

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=81689&CultureCode=en

More on the antiquity of the Garima Gospels:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/7872496/Manuscript-found-in-Ethiopian-monastery-could-be-worlds-oldest-illustrated-Christian-work.html

More on Tibetan evolution and related matters:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/science/20adapt.html

Review of Mary-Kay Wilmers, *The Eitingons*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/books/review/Lourie-t.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Rome:

http://www.windsorstar.com/travel/Exploring+Rome+many+myths/938344/story.html

Capri (semi-touristy):

http://www.con-telegraph.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=924:on-the-isle-of-capri&catid=48:bystander&Itemid=146

Columbia:

http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/in-colombia-pillories-and-the-lonely-planet-people

Jewish Catacombs at Villa Torlonia:

http://www.jpost.com/Travel/TravelNews/Article.aspx?id=181739

Hungarian Wine Regions:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/travel/25Tokaj.html

Berkshire (UK):

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7163376.ece
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BLOGS AND PODCASTS
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About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Amphora 9.1:

http://www.apaclassics.org/images/uploads/documents/amphora/Amphora_Spr2010.pdf

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CRIME BEAT
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The 'Tome Raider' is back in jail:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39386
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2010/07/20/britain-rare-books.html

More sentences in the Utah case:

http://www.moabtimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Three+more+sentenced+in+artifacts+trafficking+sting%20&id=8847270&instance=secondary_five_leftcolumn
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/49915721-76/blanding-probation-laws-operative.html.csp

More on Nova Scotia's treasure laws:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Nova+Scotia+risks+losing+sunken+wrecks+romance+with+treasure+hunting+reforms+Critics/3293526/story.html
Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
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Pondering whether to declare the Frome Hoard treasure:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-10722715

... and of course, it was:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10727124
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hzi2TQtSqZuj1jVrYSxdSiDpGUjA
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/somerset/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8845000/8845680.stm

More on that Pius coin from Galilee:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138649
http://www.omaha.com/article/20100703/MONEY/707039977
Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n29.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Link:

http://www.coinlink.com/News/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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A History of the World (BM)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/explorerflash/

Renoir:

http://www.pottsmerc.com/articles/2010/07/24/life/srv0000008885342.txt

Play in Medieval Society:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39345

Galileo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/world/europe/23galileo.html

Routes of Arabia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/24/arts/24iht-melik24.html

Berber Rugs:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/arts/design/23rags.html

Renaissance Drawings:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7160341.ece

Fakes, Mistakes, and Discoveries:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/arts/design/13abroad.html

The refurbishment of the Yorkshire Museum is almost complete:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/york/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8840000/8840626.stm

The Israel Museum has been renovated a bit:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39458
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/arts/design/21museum.html
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/07/21/arts/design/21museum.html(photos)

Controversy over a 'swastika quilt' donated to the Greeley Museum:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-hometown-greeley-20100718,0,4371528.story

A Nazi loot dispute with the Leopold Museum has been resolved:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/leopold-museum-to-pay-19-million-for-painting-seized-by-nazis/

On auctions of Old Masters:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/17/arts/17iht-MELIK17.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Lysistrata:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/21/AR2010072104602.html

Agora:

http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/reviews/view.bg?articleid=1269625&srvc=home&position=also

Odyssey:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/25/PK8M1EFMR7.DTL

Merchat of Venice:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/opinion/21dowd.html

Sufi Music Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/arts/music/22sufi.html

Winter's Tale:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/arts/music/20incidental.html

Restoring Rosenblatt's voice:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/21/nyregion/21cantor.html
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Mike Ruggeri has a new webpage for the Hopewell and Adena cultures:

http://web.me.com/michaelruggeri/MIKE_RUGGERIS_ADENA_AND_HOPEWELL_WORLD/MIKE_RUGGERIS_ADENA_AND_HOPEWELL_WORLD.html
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OBITUARIES
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Mabel Lang:

http://news.brynmawr.edu/?p=5939
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
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This week's nuttiness: Cleopatra and the Virgin Mary were the same woman:

http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2826
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PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

The Dig:

http://www.thedigradio.com/

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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